Hannah Mills

Sailing, Olympic athlete

1988 –

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Who is Hannah Mills?

Hannah Mills is a British sailor who won a Silver medal for Team GB with her crew Saskia Clark in the 2012 Olympics.

Hannah started sailing at Cardiff Sailing Centre in Cardiff when she was 8 years old before moving up to sail for the Welsh National Optimist Squad and winning the British Optimist Championships in 2001.

In 2002, Hannah was voted UK Young Sailor of the Year and BBC Wales Young Sports Personality of the Year.

At the 2011 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta and the 2011 Weymouth & Portland International Regatta, Hannah won a Silver medal in the 470 Women class.

After suffering a black flag in the very first race of the championships, Hannah and her crew Saskia claimed Gold at the 2012 470 World Championships in Barcelona.

On 10 August 2012 Hannah Mills helming for Saskia Clark won a Silver Medal at the Olympic games in Weymouth. Mills battled hard throughout the event, not finishing outside the top 6 the entire regatta. She went into the medal race with crew Saskia Clark one point behind the New Zealand team, however due to a windshift they came 9th in the medal race, which gave them Silver medal.

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Born
Feb 29, 1988
Cardiff
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • Leeds

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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